TITLE

An escalating higher-energy regimen was better than a fixed lower-energy regimen for defibrillation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Sept/Oct2007, Vol. 147 Issue 2, p33
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study to determine whether an escalating higher energy regimen was better than fixed lower-energy regimen for arrhythmia termination with an automated external defibrillator (AED) using a biphasic waveform in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The study concluded that the patients requiring defibrillation, on using an escalating higher-energy regimen achieved ventricular fibrillation more than a fixed lower energy regimen.
ACCESSION #
27029951

 

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